Sunday, 15 March 2015

St Patrick's Day nail art

On Tuesday it shall be St Patrick's Day. With a family name of 'Connolly' and my Mother's maiden name being 'O'Neill', there is definitely a bit of Irish blood running through my veins, so I though I'd go green and don some nail art for the patron Saint of Ireland.

The green I used for my thumb, index and middle fingers is Nail Inc's 'Bruton Mews'. Its a glorious bottle green colour, which I rather like. It gives good coverage and is opaque in just one coat, but I used two just to be on the safe side. I topped this off with a coat of Seche Vite to speed up the drying process. This green is a real Irish green and is perfect for my manicure.

What St Patrick's day isn't complete without a rainbow? I did want to recreate my rainbow manicure, however I have run out of white polish, so did it on nude nails instead. I used a coat of OPI's base coat to create a flat surface for my nail and used a dotting tool to create the dots.

I used the following polishes to create the rainbow
Red - Nails Inc 'Rosary Gardens'
Orange - Barry M 'Satsuma'
Yellow - Barry M 'lemon ice'
Green - Nails Inc ' Bruton Mews'
Blue - Nails Inc 'Belgrave Place'
Indigo - Nails Inc 'Baker Street'
Violet - Barry M 'Vivid pruple'

I topped off the rainbow as always with a coat of Seche Vite.

Every rainbow is not complete without a pop of gold. On this piece of nail art, it is in the form of my pinky finger. I used a base of Nails Inc 'Gold Foil' and to add that extra sparkle of gold I use two layers of China Glaze 'I'm not lion'. I placed dots using the same polish to bring the manicure altogether.

What do you have planned for St Patrick's Day? Will you have the luck of the Irish on your nails? If you want some other ideas, you can check out last years St Patrick's Day nail art here.

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Until next time...